07/12/2016

 

 
 
 
 
Make Year Model Unit # Location
MCI 2008 D4505 58487 - On Special! TX
MCI 2002 E4500 61768 TX
Prevost 2007 X3-45 28883 NJ
MCI 2000 102EL3 61122 NJ
MCI 2009 J4500 65410 FL
MCI 2003 J4500 62393 NJ
MCI 1999 102DL3 52003 - On Special! NJ
MCI 2006 J4500 63683 LA
Setra 2005 S417 00272 - On Special! FL
Setra 2005 S417 00215 LA
   

 LA DOT add 9 more MCI CNG Commuter Coaches
   

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., announced that the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LA DOT) added nine more compressed natural gas (CNG) Commuter Coaches.

The new 45-foot coaches, purchased off an option at an estimated cost of $6.8 million, brings the number of CNG-powered MCI coaches now part of LA DOT’s fleet to 104.

LA DOT add 9 more MCI CNG Commuter Coaches

The new coaches come equipped with a Cummins ISX-G CNG engine and meet standards under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California’s Air Resource Board, which have led to advances in lowering emissions.

“MCI is proud of all of its long-time public transportation partnerships, but Los Angeles is special because of the city’s history working for a cleaner environment,” said Patrick Scully, MCI executive VP, sales and marketing. “MCI is dedicated to innovation in green mass transit and we are honored LA DOT has put our products to work in their effort.”

According to LA DOT Chief of Transit Corinne Ralph, the new 45-foot models serve the agency’s goal to improve the quality of express service by replacing older buses, expanding seating capacity, and leveraging technology for improved operational integration.

The MCI Commuter Coach is built with a semi-monicoque stainless steel frame and advanced handling features for a safe ride at highway speeds. The new coaches have wheelchair lifts, padded forward-facing seats for 57 riders and amenities like personal reading lights and airflow controls.

Options added include bike racks, security cameras, power outlets and USB ports at every seat, and most importantly, in-cabin Wi-Fi to allow distance riders to work and relax with their digital devices.

LA DOT’s Commuter Express system connects outlying suburban districts with Downtown Los Angeles and other busy centers including Century City, Westwood, LAX, El Segundo, Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank and Encino. LA DOT first ordered 84 40-foot CNG MCI Commuter Coaches with seating for 49 passengers in 2011.     READ MORE >

 
  Greater Cleveland RTA unveils mobile payment app
 

Greater Cleveland RTA unveils mobile payment app

From "Metro":

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) launched a new way for riders to pay for transit fares. The RTA CLE app for mobile ticketing lets riders skip the lines and pay from their phones.

Mobile ticketing is a pilot program now available for use on all RTA services. The RTA CLE app is free to download from the iPhone App Store and Android Google Play. The pilot program is also free to RTA.

The new initiative is part of RTA’s overall mission to provide safe, reliable, clean and courteous public transportation to its riders.

With sustainability as one of RTA’s guiding principles, this new paperless form of payment is an additional way to optimize transit’s impact on the environment and provide a greater convenience to riders.

The new app is powered by Passport, a mobile payments provider for transit and parking. Passport has launched mobile ticketing solutions in other cities, including Sacramento, Calif.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Columbia, S.C.

With the new RTA CLE app, RTA riders can easily plan and pay for their trip on their phone. Transit riders can even use the app’s interactive map screen to coordinate their RTA ride ahead of time.

Using their secure RTA CLE account, riders can add their credit card information to pay for their pass. Riders can then use their mobile ticket to board transit or store their ticket for later use with the app’s Ticket Manager feature.

“We are happy to introduce this convenient, new technology to our customers,” said Joe Calabrese, RTA’s CEO/GM. “This mobile ticketing solution gives our riders a more convenient option for fare purchases and a more efficient way to plan their trip ahead of time. We’re excited to continue to improve upon our rider experience and make traveling around Cleveland that much more convenient and better.”   READ MORE >

 
 

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